Posts From Tom Noda

P2P Lending Platforms in Philippines Rising

As majority of the Philippine population remains to be unserved and underserved by banks, the launching of digital peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms in the country have been consistent for the last four years. The P2P method is touted as a

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Creation of a Fintech City to Push Fintech in Philippines

The plan to create a “fintech city” in the Philippines will be pushing through as rules and regulations have been issued by the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), a government-owned and-controlled corporation tasked to manage and supervise the Cagayan Special

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Philippine HR-Payroll Startup Sprout gets $1.6m Funding

Sprout Solutions, a Philippine-based Human Resource and payroll systems startup, has raised $1.6 million in a seed round led by Kickstart Ventures, along with Wavemaker Partners, Beenext, and one private investor. The company plans to use the proceeds to further

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Central Bank of the Philippines Explains Digital Money in One Image

The Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) or central bank of the Philippines has released its latest update on Virtual Currency (VC) contained in one image. It explained the differences between virtual currencies, e-Money, and Fiat/Real Currency.   Featured image via

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How Not to Become Victim of Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

Bitcoin is real, while Ponzi scheme is fake. The former is an existing digital currency, while the latter phrase means a fraudulent investment activity that got its name from Charles Ponzi, an infamous swindler in the 20th century. The recent

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How to Open a Bitcoin Wallet in the Philippines?

As mentioned in the other article that Bitcoin is real while Ponzi scheme is fake, one particular opposite reality of both worlds is Ponzi schemes flunk 100 per cent in their “get-rich-quick” promises. Now opening a Bitcoin wallet in the

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Philippines Mobile Payment Providers Go Into Acceleration Mode

Cashless and contactless transactions in the Philippines are definitely on the rise as mobile payment providers have gone into acceleration mode since October. They continue to tap giant retail groups engaged in various industries including neighborhood variety retail stores or

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Coins, Tagcash Racing to Launch ‘First’ Crypto Order-Book Exchange in PH

Money transfer platform Coins.ph, and digital wallet company Tagcash are racing to launch a live “first Philippine-based” order-book exchange for cryptocurrency. The goal is to allow people to directly place orders to buy and sell digital currency at real-time market

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Philippine Banks on Fintech: What are They Doing?

Now seen by many as inevitable, the consolidation and cooperation between traditional banks and fintech players are becoming more frequent in the Philippines. No less than the Philippine central bank or Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has constantly been urging

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Pacquiao is latest CryptoCeleb, invests in GCOX

The cryptocurrency world has gained another giant celebrity endorsement with Filipino boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao becoming an investor of a new cryptocurrency exchange GCOX. Pacquiao just took the same path of so-called “CryptoCelebs” that invested in cryptocurrencies for the

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